ESA to probe Jupiter's icy moons with JUICE

The European Space Agency (ESA) is shifting its focus to study Jupiter's icy moons and plans on launching a mission from Kourou, French Guiana, in 2022. 



The volcanoes of Io

A team of US scientists has managed to formulate the first complete global geologic map of Io, the innermost of Jupiter's largest moons. 


Magma ocean lies beneath Io's surface

There's a vast ocean of molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Io, NASA scientists have found.